Friday, December 16, 2011

Library Hours to Change

Intersession Library Hours

The Library will be closed on December 17 and 18, 2011.
Opening hours from  December 19 through December 23 are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The Library will be closed from December 24, 2011 through Monday, January 2, 2012. It will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:00 am.
Frederick Douglass Library staff wish you Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Library Staff Member in Concert

Come see Library's own Jennifer Neumyer play her flute with the UMES Wind Ensemble and support our students. The concert is FREE and open to the public.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
performs its fall concert on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald
Center for the Performing Arts.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Document Delivery

Have you ever been wrapped up in your teaching and research that you haven’t had time to go to the library to get the resources you need? The Frederick Douglass Library now has the solution for busy faculty. Through the Interlibrary Loan department Faculty can have library materials delivered directly to their personal or department office. This new service called Document Delivery is being offered to all faculty and staff. Graduate students are also offered this service but only for library owned articles which will be delivered electronically.
                The method is simple just search the library catalog for the item you wish to have delivered. Once you find the item you want click the Find It button. An option will appear which says “Request Document Delivery of UMES Resource to department.” This option will link you to your Illiad account where you can sign in and have the information automatically populate the request form. You simply have to verify the required fields are complete and click the submit button. Provided the item is available for check out it will be delivered to your office or department at the next delivery time currently set for the afternoon Monday through Friday. Pickup of items can be arranged by calling the Interlibrary Loan Department.
                In addition any article requested by Faculty, Staff or Graduate students via Inter-library loan that is found to be available in the library’s print collection will be scanned and made available through your Illiad account electronically.
                Through this service Faculty and staff will have more access to library materials without the hassle of trekking to the library although we hope that doesn’t stop you from coming by to see us.
                For More information about Document Delivery Contact Joseph Bree at or call ext 6270.

by Joseph Bree, M.L.I.S.

Friday, October 7, 2011

WEPA printing comes to the Library.

WEPA PRINT BETTER -- A new rectangular fixture can be visible all over campus. With its bold maroon and black hawk graphics and computer screen you may have wondered what its purpose was. This cost saving and paper saving device is a special printing kiosk. This new way to print has several options: Direct printing from a computer to any of the multiple stations on campus, by inserting your jump drive, or by sending a job from your Smart Phone. The library has 3 stations for your convenience, two on the main floor (one in the reference computer lab and one near the front computer section), and one on the basement level near the Media Center. Support or other questions can be answered by calling 877-GET-WEPA or visiting

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Snapshot Day!

One Day in the Life of Maryland Libraries
Libraries all around Maryland have chosen Wednesday, October 5, 2011 as “Snapshot Day.” On this day, the Frederick Douglass Library (FDL) will record various statistics to create a snapshot of a day’s use of the FDL.
Visit the FDL on October 5 and be a part of “A Day in the Life of Libraries.” Help us show the incredible impact of our libraries. Let us know why the library is important to you and the UMES community. Share your story here or respond to a brief survey while you are at the library.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Frederick Douglass Library welcomes the incoming Class of 2015! We look forward to helping you meet your information needs.
If These Walls Could Talk: UMES 125 Years Through Its Architecture: Join the Frederick Douglass Library for the opening of an exciting new exhibit as we take a look at the university’s 125 year history with a journey through the growth of our physical plant and architecture. The exhibit will be on display in the Jessie Cottman Smith Library Exhibit Room. ~Dr. Ellis Beteck, Dean of Library Services~

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vote Today!

I Love My Librarian Award
Nominations for the 2011 award are now open! 
Visit to nominate your librarian. The I Love My Librarian Website says:
“There are more than 122,000 libraries nationwide, and librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day.  The award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.  We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.”
Help a librarian win the 2011 I Love My Librarian Award!  Nominate your favorite librarian for a chance to win! Click on to nominate-your-college-community-college-or-university-librarian!  Nominations for 2011 stay open through September 12

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Social Networking

In a world where information is more social and more online, the Frederick Douglass Library (FDL) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore seeks to create a conversational loop on its site. Librarians monitor local conversations on online social networks and use the information as inspiration for group discussions. With emerging technologies in libraries, individuals can voice their views and opinions in an easily accessible way at the convenience of their home or office. Most of us are involved with social net working; we read, absorb new knowledge and log off without commenting to add value to the community. Here is your opportunity to discuss the news of the day, express your views as well as tell your own story.  “Start blogging today!”
                                              -- Dr. Ellis Beteck, Dean of Library Services